The female body has been mediated and controlled throughout cinematic history, which in turn has been internalized in the audience’s bodies, gestures, and customs.
With new advances in CGI, digital bodies are becoming more realistic and pervasive both in cinema and online, which in turn imprint a whole new range of gestures and customs on the audience’s bodies.
On closer inspection, however, what is perceived as realistic is defined by digital constraints and proclivities that do not match the physical. Into Each Other is an auto-theoretical video and multimedia installation reflecting on the ideological infrastructures that post-produce (ala Hito Steyrl) the intertwining of our lives and screens.
Clara Schweers is a designer working part digital - part physical. Through an embodied and material practice she distorts predetermined motions of stock bodies, generating sets of behavioral qualities, originating from within liquid-crystal-displays. Her interest in narration accompanies Clara through her object-based and cinematic compositions, leaving the viewer unable to distinguish between glass, ceramics, and the glossy textures of computer-generated images.
She got her Master at the Design Academy Eindhoven, where she developed the auto-theoretical multimedia installation “Into each other”, expanding on the constraints and possibilities of computer-generated bodies in moving images. It got het a nomination for the Gijs Bakker Award 2022.
Since 2021 Clara is part of the female collective Many to Many